How to install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu – Markdown Note Taking App

QOwnNotes is the free open-source notepad for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows from Patrizio Bekerle. QOwnNotes is a plain text file notepad with markdown support and a to-do list manager. It is released under a GPL license. You can save your notes on your computer and you can sync the notes over other desktops & mobile devices with your ownCloud, Nextcloud sync client, Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile, or BitTorrent Sync. It comes with a notes folder, customizable keyboard shortcuts, scripting support, markdown highlighting of notes and markdown preview mode support, and Evernote import support.


Download QOwnNotes [Windows, Linux, MacOS]

Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu

You can install QOwnNotes via PPA, flatpak, snap and portable AppImage.

Install QOwnNotes via PPA:

Open the terminal command-line application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one. It will add the QOwnNotes PPA and install on your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pbek/qownnotes

Then type your ubuntu password when asked and press the enter key confirm the PPA installation.Then type the below command in terminal and press the enter key.

sudo apt-get update

Then run the below command in terminal to install the latest version of QOwnNotes on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install qownnotes

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation.After the successful installation of QOwnNotes, you can open it from the show applications menu.

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Install QOwnNotes via Snap:

You can also install QOwnNotes via the snap package file. In the terminal app run below command.

sudo snap install qownnotes

It will install QOwnNotes on your system.

You can also uninstall it via below command.

sudo snap remove qownnotes

Install QOwnNotes via Flatpak:

First install the flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation . After that open the terminal command line application and run below QOwnNotes flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.qownnotes.QOwnNotes

It will install the latest version of QOwnNotes on your system. You can open it using below command.

flatpak run org.qownnotes.QOwnNotes

And uninstall QOwnNotes using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall org.qownnotes.QOwnNotes

Install QOwnNotes via AppImage:

Download the latest version of QOwnNotes in AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now in the terminal run below commands one by one. Here “QOwnNotes-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name and “Downloads” is the path.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ QOwnNotes-x86_64.AppImage

That’s it.

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